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Thérèse
Nationality : New zealand / Age : 38
Length of stay : 4 weeks / Type of accommodation : Home stay


Why have you chosen International House Nice ?

Ever since a friend of mine studied French in an immersion school in the south of France,
I have thought it sounded like a wonderful way to learn the language.
When I heard about IH Nice I decided to come here to study, before travelling around France.


How was your impression of the school ?

IH Nice is a very friendly, comfortable, and supportive environment in which to learn French.The level test at the start of the course was professional but non-threatening,and ensured I was placed in the right class for my level.
There is a definite feeling that the staff are here to help you.






 



How were your French lessons at International House Nice ?

The French classes are fun ! They are very interactive and give the students plenty of opportunity to practise communicating in French – both listening and speaking.
Every day we learnt new grammar and vocabulary and increased our confidence with the language.


What did you think about our staff ?

The staff are all very approachable and helpful. The teachers really take the time to explain things and answer questions – and they encourage us to ask any question, no matter how basic.
They are all very nice and make the classes enjoyable.



  How easy have you found to socialize and meet other students at IH Nice ?

Because everyone here is in the same boat – ie ; living in an alien culture - everyone is friendly and open.
I made some good friends from various cultures. But I was pleased to find a variety of ages,
and that I was not the only thirty-something student !


How have you spent your free time ?

When not studying... I have explored Nice, especially the old town and art galleries.
I have also visited quite a few of the other towns and villages along the beautiful coast and in Provence, such as: Menton, Monaco, Beaulieu, St Jean Cap Ferrat, Villefranche-Sur-Mer, St Paul de Vence, Cannes, and Avignon.
The bus and train services make it very easy to get around.


What aspect about NICE or your stay has impressed you the most ?

I have really enjoyed the French life on the street – the markets, boulangeries, patisseries, the people sitting at outdoor cafés, ready for a chat. The old town is very picturesque, and it is also lovely being next to the Mediterranean Sea !










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